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    There are a number of laws and other rules that apply to hosts of holiday rentals and other kinds of short-term rentals in Amsterdam.

    Renting out your property for a short period in Amsterdam can fall under different categories:

    1. Private holiday rentals
    2. Bed & breakfast
    3. Professional operators

    Private holiday rentals

    If you’re the main resident of a home and occasionally rent out your entire home, the City of Amsterdam considers it a holiday rental.

    As of 1 January 2019, you can only rent out listings of entire homes in Amsterdam for a maximum of 30 nights per year, unless you have a specific permit that allows you to rent out your home for more nights. According to the Amsterdam Housing Regulations, you are also required to notify the city every time you rent out your entire home. You can learn about the online holiday rental notification system and other information about reporting obligations for holiday rentals on the City of Amsterdam's website.

    Bed & breakfasts

    The City’s bed & breakfast rules apply to you if you’re the main resident of a home and rent out a room in your home.

    There isn’t a night limit for bed & breakfast listings in Amsterdam. Bed & breakfast operators are allowed to rent out the entire year. The City of Amsterdam provides more information on its website about the requirements to operate a bed & breakfast in your home and how to report your bed & breakfast.

    Professional operators

    If you rent out residential space that isn’t your primary residence or you intend to exceed the currently applicable night limits, according to the regulations of the City of Amsterdam you might require respective permits, like a short-term stay license. If your accommodation is not located on residential grounds, different rules might apply. Contact the City of Amsterdam or a qualified legal advisor to learn how the rules apply to your situation.


    The income you earn by renting your home may be taxable and in certain cases you may have to pay other taxes. Below you will find some links that can be useful.

    Tourist tax

    The City of Amsterdam provides information about how the tourist tax in Amsterdam works. To make it easier on you, we collect and pay tourist tax from guests who don’t live in Amsterdam on your behalf. Guests will see the tax listed on their invoice.

    Income tax

    Check with the Tax and Customs Administration about taxes for holiday rentals and bed & breakfasts.


    In certain cases, VAT regulations may apply to your rentals. The Tax and Customs Administration explains who VAT applies to, when VAT is or is not required. We recommend checking with the authorities or other professional advisors to ensure that you follow all applicable rules.

    Neighborhood complaints

    Residents of Amsterdam can report complaints related to Airbnb rentals through our neighbors page and/or the Meldpunt Zoeklicht run by the Municipality of Amsterdam.

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